Scottish leader’s new perspective brand adopts collaborative approach

The blended Scotch market has typically focused on heritage and tradition in the past, but relative newcomer, Scottish Leader, is embracing a fresh, collaborative team approach to the production of its premium Scotch, with the appointment of a newly created role – Lead Blender.

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Makar Glasgow Gin

MakarDuring my stay at the Harrow Whisky Festival, in January, I had the pleasure to have a Gin nip. Makar Glasgow Gin that is. This gin has his spirit roots at the Glasgow Distillery only since 2014.

I’ve looked up the word Makar and Makar is a term for a poet and a poet this gin is. This gin is one of the finest I ever tasted. I can recommend this to everyone. It is an amazing step for your palate to take but worth it.

The bottle itself is elegant and shows beauty with a luxurious deep blue metallic-finish label with copper highlights featuring hand-sketched.

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Wemyss Malts New Marketing Team Line-Up

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Independent bottler Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce some exciting changes in its Marketing team.

After 2 years with the company, Emma Hooper is promoted to a new role as Darnley’s View Gin Brand Manager to develop new initiatives in the exciting gin category.

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Family Firm raises £11K in crowdfunding bid for new studio

Karen and her dad TomAn award-winning family firm has raised more than £11,000 for a state-of- the-art glassblowing studio following a Crowdfunding appeal. Staff at Angels’ Share Glass, which specialises in unique gifts for whisky lovers, were delighted with the total of £11,360 from the bid on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

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Gift firm for whisky lovers launches £25K Crowdfunding Campaign

New StudioFamily firm launches £25K crowdfunding bid.

An award-winning family firm has launched a £25,000 Crowdfunding appeal in a bid to create a state-of-the-art glassblowing studio.

Bridge of Allan-based Angels’ Share Glass, which specializes in unique gifts for whisky lovers, wants to increase production and train a new generation of glassmakers to continue the firm’s legacy.

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Redbreast Irish Whiskey unveils first ever Single Cask release

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REDBREAST All Sherry

Redbreast, the most decorated Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the world, has unveiled its first ever single barrel offering, Redbreast Single Cask. Available globally from this month, the expression reinforces Irish Distillers’ commitment to rejuvenating the quintessential Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey style.

Redbreast Single Cask offers a unique take on Redbreast’s full bodied flavour profile, renowned for its signature Christmas cake character – the result of a strong contribution from Oloroso sherry casks. With just 576 bottles available exclusively through The Whisky Exchange at the recommend selling price of £180, the rare expression is expected to become highly sought after by Irish Whiskey connoisseurs and collectors.

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Yukon brewing to launch two brewers Yukon single malt whisky

YUKON WHISKY CLASSIC cropAward Wining Brewery, Yukon Brewing will be launch-ing their first foray into whisky, on February 13, 2016 in Whitehorse Yukon.

“A vibrant, complex nose of oak with malt depth frames the rich, layered fruit and honey body of this Premium Charter release,” states distiller Alan Hansen. “We have created a wide assortment of malts by varying mashes and barreling techniques, and this first release will showcase the quality single malt product we can produce.”

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Passport Collaborates with Street Artist for First Global #UrbanArtProject

Passport Urban Art Bottle Creative-HiResPassport, the unconventional Scotch whisky, has partnered with rising star of the UK urban art scene, Jim Vision, to create the #UrbanArtProject as it looks to consolidate its rapid growth1 among young adults in emerging markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Angola and Central Europe.

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The Harrow Whisky Festival

IMG_20160124_154716866The Harrow Whisky Festival was held on 15 – 16 January 2016. It was the very first time this festival took place and I could tell from day one, that this was very exciting for those who organized it. The location where this whisky event was held was Grim’s Dyke Hotel, a fantastic looking hotel with some impressive architecture, based on architect Norman Shaw’s designs, famous for pioneering a particular style of old English house with a Gothic influence.

A must see for those who love TV series like Dr Who and more for this place is popular as a shooting location for series and movies. When you listen very carefully, you can hear: exterminate,exterminate in the hallway.

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Wemyss Malts First Single Cask Release of 2016

b10c8ee7-4707-4980-840b-d5815973d9b5Independent bottler, Wemyss Malts, is thrilled to announce its first Single Cask release of 2016. Six casks have been selected to showcase the best of Speyside, Islay and The Highlands and, ranging in age from 13 to 25 years old. There are a number of highlights including cask strength “Coastal Confection” from Islay.

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